5 Papple Cottages

Papple near Haddington, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1003374)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Wi-fi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “This cottage was clean and modern, however the images suggest it’s a cottage set privately by itself and this is not the case.”

    There are around 4/5 other cottages within metres of the house which we were a bit disappointed to see when we arrived. (we like our privacy) the listing also mentioned an enclosed area to the front of the property, this is untrue, there is half a fence built around a grassland but this is not closed off, the driveway to the property also has no gates so we were unable to let our dogs out in the garden without a supervisor, fearing they would get run over on the road which had cars coming and ...

    There are around 4/5 other cottages within metres of the house which we were a bit disappointed to see when we arrived. (we like our privacy) the listing also mentioned an enclosed area to the front of the property, this is untrue, there is half a fence built around a grassland but this is not closed off, the driveway to the property also has no gates so we were unable to let our dogs out in the garden without a supervisor, fearing they would get run over on the road which had cars coming and going all day from other cottages, driveway gates and a fully enclosed garden area would have made this so much better for us, You can’t relax on holiday worrying your dog will get ran over. An investment in some gates and a proper enclosed garden fence would go along way for us dog lovers. However, if you do not have dogs, what a fabulous cottage and location! Just half an hours drive to Edinburgh and some lovely villages nearby with supermarkets and nice pub meals. I agree with other people the main downstairs bedroom is by far the best and should have a double bed to be enjoyed more! Not two twins. Only flaw with the internal property was there was no space whatsoever in the kitchen cabinets/drawers for our food. We had to move some things around to make space. There was a full fridge freezer but obviously not everything goes in the fridge. Overall I will give this 4/5 stars, if garden/driveway became fully enclosed I would go back. Thank you

    - Miss Hull, December 2019

    Thank you for your comments. I’m so glad you came to enjoy the cottage, especially as it initially didn’t fully match your expectations. The garden is half an acre (so lots of space for dogs) but due to the size, it is not easy to secure all the boundaries. The cottage is located in a rural area with livestock nearby, so dogs should always be kept under control for their own safety. The photographs show that there is no gate(for easy vehicle access and the extent of the garden). The description states semi-enclosed, there is a small gated area behind the house which is gated off also. I take your point about storage, and I will look into solutions for this. Thanks for taking the time to feedback. - Sykes owner relations

The property

Located in the glorious East Lothian countryside, Papple is a hamlet located 5.5 miles east of the county town of Haddington and 5 miles south of the charming village of East Linton.

This countryside setting is perfect for walkers and those looking to get outdoors, and with its ample-sized bedrooms, it is a chance to wind down in luxury and comfort.

The front door opens into the open-plan living space, so hang up your coat on the coat-rack and make your way into the beautiful kitchen/diner decorated in traditional homely style with built-in wooden bench seats and a dining table for everyone to gather around.

Built into the wall and dividing the spaces is a stylish woodburning stove, which can be operated either from the kitchen or from the lounge, so you can feel the warmth from the fire as you snuggle down in front of your favourite film.

Going back to the kitchen, past the modern appliances, there is a door to the ground-floor double bedroom, featuring French doors leading straight onto the outdoor patio, and just around the corner a shower room can be found with basin and WC.

Move back through the utility room and upstairs, and find the first bedroom containing zip/link twin beds ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement during your stay, followed up by the vast master bedroom containing a lavish super-king-size bed where you can drift off in delight.

The first floor includes a bathroom containing a bath with shower over, and the property benefits from a patio and garden space outside as well, with enough room for several cars to park off-road.

The property has a small enclosed area to the rear of the house, and two patio areas to the front with an outside picnic table for six.

Near the house, there is a semi-enclosed lawn surrounded by flower beds, with an informal grassland and small orchard beyond which can be explored along grass paths.

Papple is set amongst agricultural country in East Lothian, with a wide variety of activities on offer including golf, horse riding, water sports, cycling and walking.

For those interested in golf, there is a brilliant selection of golf courses all around.

Just under a 20-minute drive can take you to Lennoxlove House, a stately home with connections to Mary Queen of Scots for some rich history, or over to Foxgloves Adventures where you can test your limits with wake-boarding, a zip-trail, or Segway on an off-road trek through scenic trails for the more adventurous!

Under an hours' drive away is the beautiful city of Edinburgh, so take advantage of this property’s location, to have a day trip sightseeing to see the remarkable Edinburgh Castle and afterwards reach the highest point in the Holyrood Park and take in the views from the famous Arthur’s Seat.

There are several family friendly beaches in East Lothian which currently hold 'Keep Scotland Beautiful Beach Awards' and have watersports available.

Walkers can enjoy great coastal walks including the famous John Muir Way and countryside walks in the adjacent Lammermuir Hills.

Cyclists or drivers can follow the Hillfoots Trail or the Saltire Trail which showcase the local villages and history of the region.

5 Papple Cottage’s location can turn a simple break into a myriad of opportunities to enrich your holiday experience, while giving you the peaceful base you need to come back to everyday.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (with heated mattress cover), 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link, can be a super king-size on request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower, basin, and WC
  • Living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating with a woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, selection of books and games, and a hairdryer
  • WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking
  • Large garden with patio area, orchard and lawns
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Please note this property accepts a 3 night minimum stay
  • Please note: The cottage is accessed by a 30m beaten earth non tarmac track to the parking area in front of the property
  • Please note: The property has poor mobile access indoors (better outdoors) but has good wi-fi
  • The property has an Internet landline phone for emergency or essential calls (in the UK). Alternatively some mobile providers offer wifi calling, where you can use the word-Fi to make calls
  • You might need to contact your mobile provider to activate the service or download an app.

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About the location

HADDINGTON

North Berwick 9.5 miles; Dunbar 11 miles; Edinburgh 18.7 miles.

Twenty miles east of Edinburgh is the small town of Haddington, which has long been the cultural and geographical centre for East Lothian, and sits on the north-east bank of the River Tyne. Once famous for its mills, it was also the fourth-largest town in Scotland during the Middle-Ages, and went on to be the centre of the Scottish Agricultural Revolution.
The medieval layout of the town has been little altered since then, and to preserve the historic buildings the government rehabilitated many of Haddington's structures to ensure their preservation. Nowadays, Haddington is a beautiful market town, rich in history and with many attractions. Travel over to Lennoxlove House, one of Scotland’s most ancient and notable houses, in the middle of an extensive estate, or roam about the Butterdean Wood amongst the rich selection of flora and fauna, where Roe deer graze and the birdlife is vast. Play some holes at the long-established Haddington Golf Club where visiting parties are welcome, and you can relax in the clubhouse afterwards. Haddington will serve you as the perfect location to explore this gorgeous county of East Lothian.

Please note this property accepts a 3 night minimum stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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